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attacker. >> mr. speaker, i'm not an anti-immigrant. my father was born in mexico. my wife's father was born in wales. they came to this country. the idea that i'm anti-immigrant is repulsive. >> reporter: and diane, take a look at this picture that the obama campaign sent out. it is from four years ago, in oxford, mississippi, then senator obama preparing for his first presidential debate against john mccain. both candidates right now, mitt romney and barack obama, no doubt, very nervous. i'm nervous, just looking at that picture. diane? >> okay, jake. i will see you tonight for the big event. and i want to bring in co-anchor of "good morning america" and anchor of "this week," my co-anchor tonight, george stephanopoulos. such a night after this long road. what are these two men thinking right now? >> reporter: probably exactly the same thing. tonight, don't take the other guy's bait. play your game. but there is more pressure on mitt romney tonight. you look at the polls right now, he is behind nationally, probably behind even more in the battlegrounds. he needs a circuit breaker
. >>> and the weather was finally perfect in new mexico, allowing felix baumgartner to pull off his death-defying skydive. it was a 4:20 free fall. everyone watching was holding their breath. >> my stom match was up here. he shattered all kinds of record. he became the first skydiver to break the speed of sound. ryan owens has more on fearless fel felix. >> reporter: he began his improbable journey to the edge of space. for 2 1/2 hours, the 43-year-old austrian skydiver floated to 24 miles up. 128,000 feet above the new mexico desert where he opened his capsule, hung his feet out the door. was reminded to remove his seat belt. saluted. and just jumped. he plummeted at 833 miles per hour. so fast, the only way to see him was this infrared camera. the first human to break the sound barrier with just his body, no yet, no rocket. he tumbled out of control for a few tense seconds then righted himself and managed to make a sound. it was enough for mom. high winds delayed liftoff last week. nothing, it seemed, could keep him from the stratosphere. he returned to earth on his feet, with a record
are about to take a pounding. and this hail in new mexico is just one sign of what's to come. >>> slow ride. thousands line the streets of los angeles as the space shuttle "endeavour" moves to its retirement home. it's a 2-day, 12-mile trip, costing $10 million. we're live this morning, showing you what it takes to move a spacecraft when it's here on earth. >>> the bridal bandit. caught on tape. police are looking for a woman accused of ripping off a wedding gown worth 5 grand. and wait until you see who she has with her at the time. >>> and love lessons. taylor swift talks about her relationships past and present, in her most candid interview yet. what does she really think of john mayer? and did she really kidnap a kennedy? the country darling opens up. >>> do you want to repeat that on-air, dan, what you just said? >> i'm getting abused here. >> this is my jam is what dan harris said. >> even news anchors get a little emo at times, people. >>> with three days until the next presidential debate, team obama is soliciting celebrity help this morning. what role will bruce springsteen and mor
to free fall from the edge of space and go towards the new mexico desert. the plan, years in the making, is astounding. felix baumgartner will try to make a supersonic, stratosphere jump, from 23 miles high and breaking the sound barrier with speeds of 700 miles per hour. baumgartner, an austrian p paratrooper says he is ready for the challenge. >> it's almost here. this is my biggest dream. we're one step closer. and i'm almost there. i feel good at the moment. >> reporter: along with baumgartner's nerves of steal, the mission requires cutting-edge equipment. he'll strap on a special helmet, get into a pressurized suit and liftoff from roswell, new mexico. it will be hoisted by a balloon with 30 million cubic feet of helium. its skin much thinner than a ziploc baggy. it's so huge, i'm would cover 40 acres if laid flat. the ride up will take close to three hours. and then, the sky blast and the open site, the moment of truth. >> that one step forward, you know, is an important step because you know you're coming home. you're going back to a very healthy environment again because you've
a qvc host >>> breaking news right now in new mexico. extreme athlete felix bumgarner cancelled his planned freefall because of high winds. here he is suited up getting out of the capsule attached to the helium balloon and ed into the sky in the hopes of setting a stunning new record. -- the 43-year-old planned to jump into the new mexico desert from 23 miles up his dream to break the sound barrier and hit speeds of 700 miles per hour will have to wait until the weather gets better. >>> this year's nobel prize in physics goes to a uc berkeley graduate and a french scientist. david wineland will share the prize with serge haroche of france. the committee is crediting the two with new ways to measure quantum particles without destroying them that may lead the way to super fast commuters and the most precise clocks ever seen. >>> for one home shopping channel, the show must go on even if one of its guest host isn't feeling up to the task. >> mom and dad wants them to be safe. but you know --. >> are you okay? >> okay. what it does it gives us an opportunity for us to be -- >> he did as
over the mexico desert. he landed safely and scientists are looking ahead, hoping they can use technology from his suit to design safer suit for astronauts. the skydive came 65 years to the day after someone else broke the sound barrier. he smashed through the sound barrier again yesterday this time in the backseat of an f-15 eagle instead of the tiny plane he through in 1947. 89-years-old. >> mission accomplished for endeavour this morning. the retired spacecraft is sitting at its new home at the california science center in los angeles. it arrived 17 hours behind schedule sunday after incredible historic journey through the center of the city. crews chopped down nearly 400 trees to clear the path, crawled through the streets two miles per hour. >> this thing is amazing. we were going around -- [ inaudible ] >> there were several close calls for endeavour. it came close to hitting light poles and tree branches. it will go on display beginning october 30th. >>> trivia, private test pilot wanted $100,000, yeager did it for -- for what an air force captain made in. >>> recall of
're live from roswell, new mexico. they've just now given the weather clear. ginger zee has done a lot of crazy stuff for the sake of this broadcast. what do you think? >> right after felix does it. >> he's setting the bar high. >> that's the proper attitude of caution. >>> who says becoming a parent means giving up any daredevil indulgences? one dad satisfied his need for speed with this souped up stroller. peter, i hope you're not watching. >>> we're going switch gears. beginning with the breaking news out of colorado and the hunt for a child predator. police are investigating an attempted abduction overnight, following the disappearance and murder of 10-year-old jessica ridgeway. no word if there is a connection yet. an entire community is on edge. here's abc's clayton sandell. >> reporter: in a community attempted abduction, just 12 miles down the road from where jessica ridgeway was killed. someone tried to snatch a 13-year-old boy. his mom snapped a picture of this car. >> i think all children should pay attention to what they're doing. >> reporter: there is sadness, anger, fear.
over my shoulder, that is the other side of the border. that is mexico. this area has earned the nickname cocaine alley. it's considered to be one of the most popular places for illegal entries all along the border. today for the agents at this station, this is a place of mourning. it is remote, dangerous, and deadly. and it was here, early this morning on this dusty stretch of land where arizona meets mexico that three border patrol agents were fired on. one made it out safely. another was shot twice and expected to recover. the third agent, 30-year-old nicholas ivy, was shot dead. >> we suspect this is probably some type of narcotics trafficking event that these agents encountered. but at this time, that would be speculative. >> reporter: it was just before 2:00 in the morning when something triggered one of the many motion sensors on the border. this is how this advanced technology works. sensors buried below ground automatically alert the nearest border patrol office. there's one right over there. when they detect a certain weight, whether it's a smuggler, an illegal cros
.9 miles an hour during his jump over the new mexico desert. that amounts to mach 1.24, which is faster than the speed of sound. baumgartner said the stunt changed his perspective. >> when you stand up there on top of the world, you become so humbled. it's not about breaking records anymore. it's not about getting scientific data. it's all about coming home alive. >> his poor mother. because of his pressurized space suit, baumgartner didn't even feel the rushing air or hear the loud noise he made when he did, in fact, break the sound barrier. >> incredible footage there. lucky guy. man, applause in the background. well earned, guy. >>> mission accomplished for space shuttle "endeavour," reaching its final resting spot in the city of angels. after zooming through space 25 times, "endeavour" inched its way from l.a.x. to california science center at just a paltry rate of 2 miles an hour. hundreds of trees, in fact, had to be cut down. traffic signals moved to make way for the massive wing span. "endeavour" arrived to a cheering crowd more than a half day behind schedule. but, again, it is
of sound. he reached a maximum speed of 833 miles per hour, during his decent over the new mexico desert. -- descent over the new mexico desert. nine minutes after plunging he landed safely much to his mother's relief this came 65 years to the day after someone else broke the sound barrier, legendary pilot chuck yeager commemorated the event by smashing through the sound barrier again yesterday in the back of an -- yeager is impressive 89-years-old doing that. . >>> mission accomplished for endeavour this morning. retired space craft is at its new home at the california science in los angeles. it got there 17 hours behind schedule sunday after incredible and historic and very slow journey through the center of the city. crews chopped down 400 trees to clear a path for endeavour which crawled through l.a. streets at two miles an hour. >> had to move in different directions this is amazing we were going around things sideways, going back and forth a lot. >> there were a few close calls, it came close to hitting light poles and free branches. the shrum goes on display at center october 30th
goal, to free fall farther and faster than any human ever. we're live from roswell, new mexico. in fact, they've just now given the weather clear for this, and ginger zee, our meteorologist, has done lots of crazy stuff for the sake of this broadcast. this is her next thing. what do you think? >> right after felix does it. we'll see how it goes first. >> he's setting the bar high. >> that's the proper attitude of caution. >>> and who says becoming a parent means giving up any daredevil indulgences? well, we'll introduce you to one dad who satisfied his need for speed with this souped up stroller. his plans for it may surprise you. peter, i hope you're not watching this at home right now. >> he's angling for the cover of "bad parenting" magazine. >> yeah. >> all right. well, we are going to switch gears and begin with that sad search for just disin colorado and the hunt for a child predator. a community is in mourning and on edge this morning following the disappearance and murder of jessica ridgeway. they have no suspects but creating the profile of a killer on the loose. here's abc's c
, a peanut butter manufacturer in new mexico that sells products in grocery stores across the country. the list of recalled peanut butter products is 101 items long, and now includes nut butters made with almonds, cashews and sesame seeds. and it gets worse. companies like the oregon ice cream company and fairytale brownies, which used the recalled nut butter to make cookies and other baked goods, they're now recalling their products, too. >> people have been getting sick over the last month and because there is often a two-week delay or so in the reporting time, we expect to hear about cases for the next week or two. >> reporter: we should make clear that none of this affects moms who choose jif, skippy or other main brands. today, we talked with the managers at that peanut butter company in new mexico. they told us they test their product every half hour, that their peanut butter is safe and that the illnesses are a mystery. steve osunsami, abc news, atlanta. >> and you can find a full list of all the recalled peanut butter brands at abcnews.com. >>> and now, we at abc mark a milest
patrol agent that happened in arizona about five miles from the mexico border. >> the agent on patrol when shots broke out before 2:00 this morning. a second agent is recovering in the hospital. officials believe this shooting may have been drug-related. so far no suspects have been identified. >> missing teamster boss jimmy hofffa is not buried under a michigan driveway. they say soil samples show no evidence of human remains. officials began drilling through the grounds of a home last week after receiving what they called a credible tip someone was buried there around the time hoffa went missing in 1975. >> early voting is underway in two states some camped out overnight to cast a early ballot. michelle obama made a stop in cincinnati to kick off early voting. >> there is is a worker at the local board of election that's notice aid problem, signatures didn't match up and some had information simply made up. >> and last week, the election workers in florida noticing similar problem was voter registration forms, many submitted by a firm hired by republicans and the florida g.o.p. fire
peanut corporation in new mexico they make peanut butter, sunland, trader joe's, harry and david and sprouts and the archer brand sold at target. >> all the illnesses investigated are related to peanut butter products from the plant. >> reporter: the company says to look on the side of the jar if the "best if used by" date is between may 1st and september 24, 2013. throw it away. what if your family has gone through half of the jar, what are the signs? >> high fever, stomach cramps, dysentery which can show up in one to three days. we spoke to families of children who got sick, they tell us stories of 103 degree fevers that may have last ford days. they were shocked to realize it may have started with their peanut butter. steve-o sun na o to our website, abc news,.com, to get more information on particular brand. i ha steve osunsami, abc news, atlanta. >> go to our website, abc news,.com, to get more information on particular brand. i have trader joe's in my cabinet. it's not the valencia peanut butter. still hesitant to eat it. it's not that particular style of peanut butter. >>
. the cdc says contamination has been traced to this factory, sunland, inc. in portal lis, new mexico. >> all the illnesses investigated are related to the peanut butter products from the one plant. >> reporter: sunland sells raw and roasted peanuts and makes peanut butter for brand at trader joe's, whole foods, walmart, target, kroger, and costco. barbara purchased her peanut butter before it was pulled from store shelves. she is still awaiting salmonella test results and is certain peanut butter got her sick and worries more are at risk. >> i have been feeding this peanut bitter butter to my dogs. i mean seriously this is a big deal. i mean my friend has six grand kids. she didn't know anything about it. >> reporter: you can find the list of recalled product on the fda website. meantime, sunland inc. closed down facilities during this investigation. rob, paula. >> thank you, brandi. get this, almost 2/3 of those who became ill were kids under age of 10 years old. having that impact on the very young. >> you think about who consumes the most amount of peanut butter. it's children. an
in roswell, new mexico. good morning, ryan. >> reporter: good morning to you, george. you're right. we all watched him leave from here. and everyone was holding their breath. you know i'm not much of a numbers guy. but i have to throw this out. 833 miles per hour. that's how fast he was going. some 100 miles an hour faster than he thought he would. more than enough to break the sound barrier and the record. it took that capsule with the daredevil known as fearless felix aboard 2 1/2 hours to reach the edge of space. dangling from a 55-story balloon, the 43-year-old peacefully soared above the new mexico desert, four-times higher than most passenger jets fly. on the way up, he hears a single voice. 84-year-old joe kittinger. >> okay, here we go. >> reporter: the only other man who knows what it's like to free fall from more than 100,000 feet. >> okay, felix, it gets serious. >> reporter: kittinger tells him it's time to open the capsule door. >> there it is. there's the world out there. >> reporter: suddenly, his legs are hanging out. >> release seat belt. >> reporter: felix is slow to resp
million on tv ads in ohio through the beginning of october. >>> the killing of mexico's most feared criminal gang kingpin should be considered a major coup in the war on drugs. but it has now turned into a bit of an embarrassment. mexican special forces say they killed cartel leader, heriberto lazcano. in a vicious gun battle. then it fizzled as armed gunmen stormed a funeral home and snatched lazcano's remains from under the noses of authorities. >> how did he disappear? >> that is a wild story. >> that is fascinating. >> the nickname says it all, "the executioner." they actually had a $5 million bounty on his head. highest profile drug lord to be killed or captured, when mexican president calderon took office in 2006. they got one of the big fish here for sure. but the drug war in mexico is frightening and violent and doesn't even begin to scratch the surface there. >> unbelievable. apparently he was also one of mexico's most wanted men. and this isn't the first time a body has disappeared. the cartels are sort of known for doing that kind of thing. >> it is. scary. >>> speaking o
to crimes in mexico. guns connected to fast and furious have now been recovered at the sites of murders, kidnappings and at least two brutal massacres. >>> there are reports at the airports. in the past two days, loaded guns have gotten past tsa agents. >> reporter: in the latest black eye for tsa, a loaded .38 caliber gun like this went undetected by screeners. richardson mistakenly 234r50u with it from new orleans to newark. just one day earlier in orlando, they missed another loaded gun. this time in a firefighter's carry-on bag. that gun made it on to the plane. >> it's scary. >> i am voiced they missed something like that. >> reporter: some in congress worry this has all become business as usual. >> unfortunately, the reports i get, it's not just this one weapon. it's hundreds of items every day, but it can't be tolerated. >> reporter: but out for the record on security, the tsa says it had many successes, confiscating 1100 weapons. 28 guns just last week alone. still, it's all the blunders. many say the tsa screeners need better screening themselves. >> i think it goes back to hir
to escape to mexico, the caribbean or other destinations outside the u.s. to ease their pain. >>> we want them to come back there, right? >> round trip good point. >> going to cool down a bit? >> yeah you don't have to it is making its way towards us hazy skies back from emeryville this morning, flags outside notice where they are blowing here in san francisco out of the west. we'll tell you how long it -- how much it is going to cool today and throughout the week. >>> this story is all the buzz. >> i am overweight, you can call me fat and yes even obese. >> everybody is buzzing about the story. we'll explain what prompted a news anchor to make >>> park will be closed in san jose for a second day because of extreme fire danger the park closed yesterday to reduce potential for fire in the park. alum rock often closes during hot spells. >>> sneaking a peek at mike's forecast looks like by tomorrow that shouldn't be necessary. >> not even through the weekend probably see the leaves changing as it is going to get that cool. see the flags on the embarcadero, pointing to the east. sea breezes h
candidate does not win can enter a contest to escape to mexico or the caribbean or other destinations outside the united states to ease the pain of the election. >> the a's are celebrating still. >> larry beil is here jie. absolutely. they have tickets. >> what a way to finish up the regular season. more on the party for the green and gold and the triple crown winner who is waiting for them next. sports is coming >>> good evening. the oakland a's had sole possession of the first place for one day in 2012. today. the last day of the season. the winner take all versus texas. and the coliseum was electric, soldout. 36,000 plus. the rangers jump out to the early lead. soto with the base hit. murphy built a 5-1 cushion. the key play rally is on. two outs and should be the end of the inning. a flyball and josh hamilton and drops it. two runs in and oakland would erupt for six runs in the inning to go up 7-5. hamilton lost in the sun or something. griffin gave way to a lights owl bull pen -- lights out bull pen. and then in the eighth, you will get nothing and like it. the a's busted it open
north of the mexico/arizona border. mexican officials arrested two men as investigators look into whether ivie was shot by a fellow officer. his family is struggling to cope with the loss. >> we've been so preoccupied with the grief of the loss, we really haven't had time to be angry at anything. it is what it is. it won't bring nick back. >> homeland security secretary janet napolitano heads to arizona today to express condolences and meet with investigators. >>> syria has apologized for an artillery strike on a turkish town that killed five people. but escalating fears of a cross-border war have sparked demonstrations in turkey. outside the parliament building, riot police used tear gas and water canons to break up anti-war protesters. >>> firefighters are struggling to contain a wildfire threatening about a dozen homes in washington state. the fire, which is being fueled by bone-dry conditions quickly scorched 150 acres about 40 miles from seattle. some people in the town of shelton were forced from their homes. officials say no part of that fire is contained just yet. >>>
for this encounter with his life. health officials say the bat in question is a variety that is common in mexico, the southern united states and in contra costa county. about one in ten bats tested in california during the course of the year test positive for rabies in california. this man had contact with the bat earlier this year and traveled to europe where he became ill and died, actually in switzerland in late july. here is how public health officials describe what happened to this man. >> in mid september an acquaintance called contra costa public health and indicated there had been an incident in late march of 201020 of in the south part of -- 2010 of in the south part of contra costa county where a bat was flopping on the ground and acting weird. another individual picked up the bat with a plastic bag. the gentleman who died of rabies went over and stuck his hand in the plastic bag and most likely was bitten. >> reporter: had this man notified the county or contacted a doctor he would have received rabies vaccine and we are told he likely would have survived. the initial bite from a bat
the sound barriers, heading up 23 miles to capture it. and then he will jump out over the new mexico desert. he hopes to reach speed, get this, 690 miles an hour. >> a lot of conditioning goes into this. physical, mental, emotional. i just don't know how you survive something like that, going 990 miles an hour. >> it's we're not built to go that speed. >> i don't know how he's doing it. >>> also, another thrill seeker is at it again in new york city. david blaine is spending three days in the middle of a million volts of electricity. the only thing reflecting that is a chain-built body suit. >> blaine fascination with electricity, as well as a human plasma ball. this is interactive. fans can control the amounts of electricity zapping him with the touch. >> i hope he doesn't have any enemies or disgruntled ex-wives out there. are you kidding me. >> from the free fall to the electricity. we're getting. >> reporter: boring. >> we've been boring a lot so -- man. >>> well, the old ball and chain may not be bad after all in. looks like hauling around your better half can pay off. >> couples all o
at the preparations underway in roswell, new mexico crews making last minute preps for the death defying feat. see that silver thing on the back of that trailer that's the capsule that will take bumgarner into space for the jump. giant balloon will lift the capsule to 122,000 feet he will jump out wearing a special suit and freefall for more than four minutes before deploying his chute. possibly becoming the first man outside a vehicle to break the speed of sound. weather delayed the jump yesterday. conditions look favorable today. >>> who is better at helping you lose weight, weight watchers or your doctor's program? a study finds overweight and obese people tend to lose more weight in commercial programs like weight watchers than in doctor led groups or combination. 37% of weight watchers participants lost at least 10% of their starting weight compared to 15% of people in a combined group and 11% in the doctor-led program. >>> you may soon see calorie counts on soda vending machines, coke, pepsi and dr. pepper plan to post on selection buttons this is a mock-up demonstrating the plan it will sta
mexico. they were sold these products at trader joe's whole foods, walmart, kroger, targ skbrit costco they say be tainted with salmonella. and fda is warning not to eat item as associated with sunland. go to abc 7 news.com and look at the 7 on your side page. >> amazon customers who bought the kindel are getting great news. amazon is telling them they'll likely be getting money back on prior electronic purchases in part because of a pending settlement between e book publishers and the government. state attorneys general accused the companies ever conspiring to fix the price of the e books. the money will be for purchases between april, 2010, and may, 2012. customers will be able to choose between a cash payout or credit. before that can happen courts must approve this. that is not expectedded to happen until february. there are five accused. one is apple. apple and one other publisher has not settled three that have say they want to avoid the cost of a lawsuit. >> thank you. >> sure. >> a new study out of rice yufrd finds women use emoticons but men have a broader emoticon vo cab back
cheetos probably the biggest problem we have. >> reporter: another teacher in new mexico st. implord parents not to let their kids bring them to school. >> i don't have her bringing a family size bag, i know she'll eat them all railroad they it contains 26 grams of fat and contains a quarter of the sodium you're supposed to eat in the entire day. and it's sodium, also known as salt, that has nutritionists increasingly worried. >> if i were to say is there a lot of sodium in the food that you eat would you have any idea what i'm talking about? >> yes. >> yes. >> a lot of my food has soy sauce. >> reporter: most adults have 2300 milligrams in day about a teaspoon but researchers found adults and children are consuming on average an alarming 3400 milligrams of sodium a day, about a third more than they should. and salt is found in a lot of places much less obvious than a bag of chips. bread, salad dressing, most of the items in the frozen foods aisle, even ice cream. >> it's in the like kids are picking up salt shakers, this is in their lunch meat, for example. >> and in a lot of food y
. investigators believe she may have been in an relationship with him. and the two could be headed for mexico. >>> happening right now in an oakland courtroom, closing arguments in the murder trial of giselle esteban the woman accused of killing nursing student michelle le last year at the hayward hospital where le worked. her body was found in pleasanton four months later. >>> developing news involving google. trading of the company stock has been halted after its latest earnings report leaked early and stock price took a drastic plunge. a contractor released the earnings report early by mistake. it was supposed to have been released after the close of regular trading today, the stock fell more than $68 or 9% to $687.30 before that trading was stopped. >>> oregon supreme court ordered release of more than 20,000 pages of confidential files kept by the boy scouts of america. the so-called perversion files identify scout leaders and volunteers banned from the group after being accused sexual or inappropriate conduct with boys from 1965 to 1985. >>> teenager kicked out of the boy scouts for bei
with accident. altamont commute just under 25 minutes. >>> still ahead, breaking news from the u.s./mexico border. shooting leaves a border patrol agent dead, we'll have details. >>> oprah's big the deal she just signed as she tries to improve ratings at her struggling cable network. >>> first a consumer reports' smell test can febreeze mask kitty litter and sardine odors? michael finney has the answer. >>> breaking news. a border patrol agent was killed in a shootout near the u.s./mexico line in arizona this morning the area is known as a major drug smuggling corridor. another border patrol agent was wounded and airlifted to a hospital. one dead, one wounded no word on the wounded agent's condition. more information as soon as we get. >>> you may have seen tv commercials for febreze air freshener. you may be wondering if the product works as advertised. michael finney has the results of a new consumer records test. >> reporter: good morning. consumer reports wanted to see if febreze really lives up to its ad. they did extensive tests. you might be surprised with the results. this febreze
:11. >>> mexico scores victory in its war on drugs. the encounter that has crippled one of the nation's most powerful cartels. >>> high level visit to greece that has brought out thousands of riot police. >> [ inaudible ] >>> good morning. 5:14. you are looking at live pictures looking at i-80 in berkeley traffic in both directions moving along. the volume is going to pick up later. we'll tell you how long it takes to get from point a to b coming up in a few minutes with sue hall. >>> search expected to continue today for missing yosemite park worker. jessica rose garcia was last seen saturday morning walking along a road and never showed up for work sunday. rangers searched for garcia yesterday but found no signs of her. her parents say she would hike up to 25 miles per hour -- miles per day. >>> mexican navy believe head of cartel was killed in a firefight with marines in the border state. the mexican navy says there's strong evidence the body of one of two killed is the drug kingpin. forensics will be conducted could confirm that identification. >>> athens braced for violent protests when
a skydive from 23 miles above the earth. and this was the scene as he launched from rosswell, new mexico around 8:30 this morning. he's inside a capsule being lifted by a 30 million tube pick foot helium balloon. the jump was postponed twice last week by high winds. this is a live picture you are seeing here. it will take several hours for him to reach the edge of space to make the jump. if he touches the capsule on his way out it could tear his protective suit and that could be deadly. n.a.s.a. is testing the suit by possible use by astronauts in making emergency escapes. now during his free fall bumgarner hopes to become the first skydiver to break the sound barrier, which means he would become the first supersonic skydiver. >>> in other news this morning an east bay community on alert this weekend after a series of mail thefts. but neighbors do have one advantage, surveillance video. abc7 news reporter sergio quintana has the details. >> here he's on the property running up past the car. he has a cigarette in his hand. >> what you are listening to is one of the victims in a series of
. the medication has been taken off the market. >>> a new mexico company that manufactured peanut butter linked to an outbreak of salmonella is expanding its recall. sun land incorporated has added raw and roasted peanuts shelled and in the shell to products it is taking off the shelf. sun land's peanut butter has been linked to 35 salmonella cases in 19 states. >>> a giant in american politics died today. arlin specter from pennsylvania played a pivotal role in the assasination of president kennedy. jonathon carl takes a look back. >> he was a native of kansas, but chose pennsylvania to be his home. after law school in yale he settled in philadelphia and eventually becoming district attorney. after the kennedy assassination, specter served on the warren commission and helped develop the single-bullet theory. specter was elected to the senate as a republican in 1980 becoming a fiercely independent sen terrorist and a powerful force. hen fiewr yaited his own party by helping sync the bork nomination. >> i think you are putting the rabbit in the hat. >> and his tough grilling of anita hill angere
to the hospital along the u.s./mexico border overnight in arizona. we have the latest on this breaking story for our viewers in the west. >>> swimming with tigers. you heard that right. tigers. watch as these performers get up close and personal with these massive predators. how it's creating a scary splash. >> oh! >> and buckle up! he's tried to eat his own wrist cast, run for president, and tackled at the emmys. now, he's about to get wild and crazy in times square. stephen colbert is getting ready right now to make over "gma." >> i'm going to make "good morning america" the best morning america. ♪ >>> and stephen colbert joining team robin. we are all braced for that, as you know, robin is recovering from a bone marrow transplant. lara is off. welcome back to elizabeth vargas. these are pictures right now from hong kong. horrific ferry collision there. 37 dead right now. the crew of the ferry has been arrested. we're going to have the details in that coming up. >> what an amazing disaster. >>> we also have an astonishing car accident caught on tape. one of the world's most expensive sup
. >>> we're learning more about the killing of a u.s. border patrol agent along the mexico/arizona border on tuesday. nicholas ivie, a husband and father of two children. abc's cecilia vega is along the border right now. good morning, cecilia. >> reporter: josh, good morning. this is one of the famous drug trafficking corridors. one of the most famous on the entire border. for that reason, investigators suspect what happened to agent ivie could be connected to narco trafficking. this morning, these hills in arizona, just three miles from the u.s./mexico border remain a crime scene. the land so rugged, so steep, helicopters have joined the hundreds of federal and local officers hunting for whoever killed border patrol officer nicholas ivie. >> agent ivie died in the line of duty. >> reporter: two others on patrol with ivie made it out alive. one agent was shot twice but is expected to survive. another, uninjured. this dangerous stretch of border is known for human trafficking and drug smuggling. the flow of drugs is so pervasive, traffickers called it cocaine alley. this morning, as they s
. investigators have traced the trouble to sunland incorporated, a peanut butter manufacturer in new mexico that sells products in grocery stores across the country. the list of recalled pea nut butter products is 101 items long and includes nut butters made with almonds, cashews, and sesame seeds. and it gets worse. companies like oregon ice cream, and fairy tale brownies which used the recalled nut butter to make cookies and baked goods they're now recalling their products too. >> people have been getting sick over the last month. and because there's often a two-week delay or so in the reporting time, we expect to hear about case for the next week or two. >> reporter: we should make clear none of this affects moms who choose jiff, skippy, or other main brands. we talked with the managers at the peanut butter company in new mexico. they told us they test their product every half hour, their peanut butter is safe and that the illnesses are a mystery. steve osunsami, abc news. >> affects so many people. we have -- a closet full of peanut butter. >> all right, scary. >> have to get rid of. >>
in new mexico, is not only recalling peanut butter but made with other nuts. you can get details of this recall at abcnews.com. >>> a police brutality investigation is under way in philadelphia, after a decorated police lieutenant was seen punching a woman in the face. the shocking video was taken sunday after the city's puerto rican day parade. look on the left side of your screen. lieutenant jonathan josey, who is a 19-year veteran of the force, apparently hit eda gusman so hard, she fell to the ground, bleeding. police say the mother of three threw beer at them. but the video shows someone else tossing the beer. >>> here in new york, a public schoolteacher is accusing a first grader of physically assaulting him and forcing him into therapy. 27-year-old gym teacher john webster is a former college football player. but he is claiming he was seriously injured during a run-in with that 6-year-old. >> he spun around, belted me right directly in my right knee. i was trying to move back away. but i heard a big pop to my knee at that point. >> now, webster claims his doctor told him t
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this -- of 690 miles an hour on the way down to the new mexico desert. his jump is slated for tuesday. we'll let you know how it goes. >>> when we come back on the broadcast, to another daredevil. another death-defying feat from david blaine. how could anyone survive letting perfect strangers zap them with volts of electricity. look, if you have copd like me, you know it can be hard to breathe, and how that feels. copd includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. spiriva helps control my copd symptoms by keeping my airways open for 24 hours. plus, it reduces copd flare-ups. spiriva is the only once-daily inhaled copd maintenance treatment that does both. spiriva handihaler tiotropium bromide inhalation powder does not replace fast-acting inhalers for sudden symptoms. tell your doctor if you have kidney problems, glaucoma, trouble urinating, or an enlarged prostate. these may worsen with spiriva. discuss all medicines you take, even eye drops. stop taking spiriva and seek immediate medical help if your breathing suddenly worsens, your throat or tongue swells, you get hives, vision changes or eye pa
-defying supersonic skydive. the attempt had to be postponed because of high winds at the new mexico launch site. the balloon that carries baumgartner into the stats fear can only take flight if the winds are two miles or below. >>> time for sports and our friends over at espn news. >> welcome to your "sportscenter" update. i'm hooray andres. homer bailey and the reds, trying to sweep the giants. bailey was dealing. six strikeouts. getting blanco. then crawford, then belt again. bailey went seven innings, setting a red's single-game record. top ten. can't handle it. buster posey come on down. giants take a 2-1 lead. the last chance for the reds. grounder. sergio romo makes the throw out. giants win 2-1. game four wednesday. >>> alds game three. tigers looking to sweep the a's. pick it up top two. tigers down 1-2. prince fielder, at the plate. say it ain't so. it ain't so. coco crisp, robbing fielder. he grabbed that one. third to rob prince this year. bottom five, his first career postseason dinger. oakland, up 2-0. top six now. brett anderson facing miguel cabrera. six innings of work, two hits
spectacular characters were taking shape over the skies of new mexico. larger-than-life flowers, animals, and even rock stars took flight. >> this is the special shapes rodeo at the annual balloon fiesta in albuquerque. some high winds made for rough landings. but the event didn't disappoint. >>> with that, a look at your morning road conditions. snow-covered passes in the colorado and utah mountains. a wet ride from southern california to vegas and albuquerque. thunderstorms also drench highways from wichita to amarillo. slick highways in the pacific northwest. >> if you're flying, airport delays are possible in los angeles, san diego, san francisco, and vegas. >>> the retired space shuttle "endeavour" is on the move this morning. >> the aging spacecraft has begun its two-day journey from the airport to its final home at a los angeles museum. here's abc's tahman bradley. >> reporter: overnight, the space shuttle "endeavour" began its final journey. "endeavour" left the los angeles airport en route to its retirement home at the california science center. >> i'm going to watch it. i want
mexico have some isolated hail reports coming out. what's going to happen is, the warm front and the cold front are going to move north and east. tonight, dodge city, all the way down into parts of western texas are in the zone that needs to be concerned. but tomorrow, it gets very wide and goes all the way north to minneapolis, south to dallas and that includes chicago and st. louis. for those folks, they have to be aware tomorrow. isolated tornadoes, very strong winds, up to 80 miles per hour, and that hail. we'll be watching it on "gma" tomorrow and have all the updates throughout the weekend. >> so, the whole country is going to be affected as this moves. thank you so much, ginger. >>> and now, the starting gun sounded today, 74 days until christmas. and a goliath superstore, today, best buy, gave consumers a new way to save money. now, a number of retail giants are trying to compete and abc's linsey davis explains. >> reporter: the war is on. retail titans fighting for your shopping dollars. putting more power in the hands of all of us consumers. with best buy announcing today, if yo
floated to an astounding 24 miles up, 128,000 feet above the new mexico desert where he opened his capsule, hung his feet out the door, was reminded , saluted, and he just jumped >> release seat belt. >> reporter: saluted and he just jumped right into the record books. he plummeted at an incomprehensible 833 miles an hour, so fast, the only way to see him was this infrared camera. the first human to break the sound barrier with just his body, no jet, no rocket. he tumbled out of control for a few tense seconds, then righted himself and managed to make a sound. >> roger. >> reporter: it was enough for mom. >> okay, here we go, felix. >> reporter: the entire way up and down, felix heard only one voice. >> that a boy. >> reporter: it was the voice of experience. 84-year-old joe kittinger held the record for the highest free fall for 52 years. today, he talked felix through shattering that record by more than 25,000 feet. >> whoa! >> reporter: high winds delayed liftoff last week, but nothing, it seemed, could keep felix from the stratosphere today. he even returned to earth on his feet with a
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oversight on all student visas. >>> engineers at the gulf of mexico are trying to determine the source of a new sheen on the water surface. samples have been taken from the site of the deepwater horizon incident. it is believed that the oil is leaking from the so-called containment dome, which was unsuccessfully used in the crisis and is sitting on the gulf floor near the capped well. >>> and a stretch of interstate 35 near the oklahoma/kansas border, shut down during a massive dust storm has reopened. the swirling dust created near-blackout conditions along the four-lane highway, causing dozens of car wrecks. the worst was a pileup involving more than 30 vehicles. amazingly, there were a couple of injuries but no one was killed. >> thank goodness for that. >>> it is time, now, for the weather from across the nation on this friday. a stormy day on the east coast, with the heaviest rain from maryland to maine. scattered thunderstorms from the carolinas to northern florida. cool with showers but not as windy from michigan to minnesota and down to illinois. rain in the pacific northwest.
literally from the gulf of mexico all the way up to new england. as we note an area of cloud cover 2,000 miles wide. sandy, she's going to be around a while. and as we mentioned earlier, the storm has sent the presidential candidates scrambling, of course, to rearrange their already exhausting schedules. >> the long-lasting effects of sandy could remain an effect on the election. here's jonathan karl. >> reporter: it's mother nature's october surprise. a storm so big and so destructive it could throw the campaign's final week into chaos. >> the storm will throw a little havoc into the race. >> reporter: for president obama it meant canceling two events and visiting fema headquarters. >> we're going to cut through the red tape. we're not going to get bogged down with a lot of rules. we're going to make sure we're anticipating and leaning forward. >> reporter: there are political stakes, too. a chance for the president to show decisive leadership or to take the blame if the response is bungled. all told, 16 campaign events have already been canceled. mitt romney canceled three in virgi
a look at papers from mexico city today. >> giants world series victory made front page headlines. sergio romo celebrating his fame-ending pitch in the publication. >> the team celebrating on the field shown in the paper as well there. so many players are from south america, it's huge news globally. >> actually. yeah. in romo's case he was born in the town of brawlly, which is far southern california on the mexican border, then, the family moved to salinas. you're talking about humble beginnings you can appreciate all of the hard work it's taken for not only himself but the team to get where they are today. >> we know the panda got a call from the president of venezuela. i think he tweeted him, perhaps. you know, everybody is going on to congratulations for the team. >> there are more celebrations still to come with the parade on wednesday. >> thanks for joining us for abc 7 news at 4:00. >> our larm clock app down load it for free. >> abc 7 news at 5:00 begins right now. >> thank you. the perfect storm conditionsin,d a full moon converge as hurricane sandy hit the east coast. >> i'm sand
that was killed near the mexico border was likely the victim of friendly-fire. investigators found that 30-year-old nicholas ivie's death and the death of another agent, were probably an accidental shooting by an agent. >>> and american airlines says, all of its boeing 757s will be back in service today. american took all 48 of the jets out of service to fix a problem causing seats to come loose. some of the seats in mid-flight. the airline was forced to cancel dozens of flights to change a bolt that holds down the seats in that aircraft. >>> and conflicting reports out of china this morning about a possible strike at a factory that makes the new iphone. the manufacturer foxconn is denying that workers have walked out. saying production has not been interrupted. this follows a report by a labor watch group claiming as many as 4,000 workers are striking because of increased quality control demands. >>> and a massive car pileup on a florida highway has left dozens of people injured. there were 12 crashes involving 47 vehicles. 54 people were injured, 2 critically. the accident shut down a stretch
it tomorrow night at 7:42. >>> unfavorable weather in new mexico will delay an attempt to set record for extreme skydiving from 120,000 feet above the earth. we last saw the austrian daredevil in july when he used a giant balloon to lift his space pod to the edge of space 96,000 feet high then jumped out free fall lasted nearly four minutes. he released his parachute and finished the 18 mile skydive standing up. tomorrow he hopes to break the sound barrier with jut his body current record is health by his coach retired air force colonel. >> joe suffered frostbite on the way down he was falling so long. they thought he broke he sound the barrier but they revised that. >> i skydiving one time 10,000 feet. this is -- >> he was 10 times that high. >> yeah. we'll check in with mike. >>> here's a look outside, looking down from vollmer peak, emeryville in the foreground, bay bridge, towards san francisco, fairly clear, a little fog around santa rosa, otherwise live doppler is clear of clouds and radar returns. we'll be watching monterey bay and south tomorrow into wednesday for any radar r
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